O salutaris hostia (Giovanni Battista Riccio)

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  • CPDL #22986:     
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2011-01-10).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 368 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes full score and parts in a single PDF.

General Information

Title: O salutaris hostia
Composer: Giovanni Battista Riccio

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SacredMotetOffice hymnEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: Obligato violin, bassoon & basso continuo

First published: 1620 in Divine lodi musicali, libro 3, no. 40

Description: Canto, Basso, Violin, Fagotto & BC. The text are the last two stanzas of the hymn "Verbum Supernum Prodiens" written by St. Thomas Aquinas for the Hour of Lauds in the Divine Office of Corpus Christi.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O salutaris hostia.

Latin.png Latin text

O salutaris Hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.

Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.
Amen.